Preparing for pregnancy - Stopping smoking

Giving up smoking is one the most important things that you can do for your baby’s health. Passive smoking also proves a risk to your baby, so try to avoid smoky places, at home ask people to smoke outside.

Smoking when pregnant can increase the risk of the following; miscarriage, still birth, premature birth, low birth weight, breathing problems and cot death.

To get help with giving up smoking ask your GP or midwife. You can call NHS Pregnancy Smoking Helpline on 0800 1699169 or go to www.givingupsmoking.co.uk .